A systematic integrated literature review of systematic integrated literature reviews in nursing.


Journal Article (Review)

As faculty members, we frequently find that first-year doctoral students in nursing are confused about how to conduct a systematic integrated literature review. This could be due to its vague definition and a lack of recent literature that provides directions for conducting a systematic integrated literature review. This article aims to provide directions for conducting a systematic integrated literature review by identifying the essential components of published literature reviews in nursing. To achieve this goal, the literature was searched by using the keywords nursing, systematic, and review in multiple databases. A total of 267 articles were selected and are included in this systematic integrated literature review. The articles were then sorted by study design and analyzed in six areas of interests. Finally, a practical guideline for conducting systematic integrated literature reviews is proposed based on the analysis of the literature.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Chang, SJ

Published Date

  • November 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 632 - 640

PubMed ID

  • 22978273

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22978273

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2421

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-4834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/01484834-20120914-02


  • eng